Ahmad Sorondinki in Kano
Hundreds of women in Kano have marched to the State Police Command to protest the recent Court of Appeal judgment that nullified the election of Abba Kabir Yusuf.
The women carried placards condemning the judgment and urged the federal government to stop interfering in the Kano court case between the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Some of them sang songs in support of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf and protested the alleged injustice done to the people of Kano state by the appellate court.
The demonstrators, who began their march from the residence of former governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso at Miller Road, had the intention of going to the state Police Command Headquarters in the Bompai area.
However, on their way to the Bompai area, the protesters were intercepted by teams of armed police officers and personnel of the Nigeria Correctional
The women, most of whom wore red veils, converged on the Police Command Headquarters and demanded to see the Commissioner of Police (CP) Usaini Gumel.
Some of the demonstrators carried placards with inscriptions such as “Our mandate must be restored”, “Injustice exposed in CTC” and “Kano voted for Abba” among others.
The protesters told journalists that they were protesting against the Appeal Court’s judgment, which removed Governor Yusuf.
They called on the Supreme Court, where Mr Yusuf had filed an appeal to serve justice in the matter by ensuring “the governor retains his seat, being the winner of the popular votes in the March 18, 2023 election in the state.”
One of them, Zuwaira Abubakar said: “The protest is not for Abba alone but for Kano state. The world has seen that Governor Abba was voted for during the March 18 polls. The state should not be taken away from him.”
Another protester pleaded with the federal government to stop “interfering with the courts” and allow justice to be done.